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The Digital Ministry Bible

Elizabeth Drescher and Keith Anderson

May/2012, 208 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819227744



Finally: a practical, how-to guide for leaders bridging digital social media and parish ministry

  • Co-written by an Episcopal scholar of digital media and spirituality and a Gen-X Lutheran pastor, both popular among Facebook, Twitter and blog followers

Social media provides an opportunity for congregations and religious organizations to open the doors and windows to their common life before people ever encounter them in person. In this digitally-integrated world, it's no longer all about getting your message out as if people are passively waiting for the latest news from the parish, diocese, or national church. Rather, it’s about using new media to create spaces where meaningful relationships can develop.

Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible is a hands-on strategy guide for religious leaders who want to enrich and extend their ministries using digital media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and church or personal blogs. An ideal companion to Tweet If You Heart Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse, 2011), Click 2 Save draws on extensive research and experience in church and other ministry settings to provide functional, how-to guidance on effectively using social networking sites in the day-to-day context of ministry.

Keith Anderson is an ordained Lutheran minister and recognized expert in using social media and digital strategies for enhancing church life and mission. He is pastor of Upper Dublin Lutheran Church near Philadelphia. He lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Drescher is an educator, scholar, writer & speaker on Christian spirituality, with an emphasis on the spiritual practices of ordinary believers and seekers today and in the past. She holds a PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and an MA in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University as well as an MFA in writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Drescher is a founding Faculty Fellow for the Center for the Arts and Humanities and teaches in the undergraduate program in Religious Studies and the graduate program in Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara University. She is a regular contributor to the online magazine Religion Dispatches and blogs at

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"The chapter on practicing the art of digital ministry is perhaps the strongest. Discussions about offering hospitality, care, formation and community-building have a more timeless quality. This book can be helpful for those trying to expand their ministries into the digital realm." —Dorothy S. Linthicum, editor, Episcopal Teacher






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